integrating body and mind
Traditionally āsana (Sanskrit, "seat") is a seated posture used for meditation. Now the term refers to any physical posture in yoga, especially Hatha Yoga. Asanas help to keep the physical body healthy, flexible and strong. Supporting spiritual development they harmonise the body-mind connection and help balancing emotions. Asanas are for everybody and any age. They are practiced slowly with concentration while breathing deeply and consciously.
Prānāyāma (Sanskrit, prāna "life force", āyāma "extension") is the extension of the flow of life energy in the nadis (energy channels) using breathing methods. Prāna, often associated with the air we breathe, actually is the subtle energy that flows through whole existence. Pranayama techniques help to activate, regulate and increase the energy and overall health. They invigorate and relay body and mind. Mostly they are performed in a comfortable and steady seated posture.
Meditation (Latin, "to contemplate" is a state of expanded consciousness, mental clarity and emotional calmness, which can only be understood through direct experience. It enhances overall health, supports creating new thinking patterns and mental strength. The state of meditation transcends all limitations. Its practise involves a method of focusing the mind (Sanskrit, dhāranā) such as sound, visualisation, gazing or breath in oder to free the mind from distractions.
recharging body and mind
Yoga-nidrā (Sanskrit, "yogic sleep") is a deep relaxation technique, a state between sleeping and waking allowing to access deeper layers of consciousness and to expand self-awareness. It helps to reduce stress, boost immunity and increase the ability to focus and concentrate. Commonly performed lying down in shavasana (Sanskrit, śavāsana "corpse pose") body and mind are in a state of deep rest while
the awareness withdraws from the senses (Sanskrit, pratyāhāra) in order to turn inwards and to explore the inner dimensions.
"Yoga Nidra is the yoga of aware sleep. In this lies the secret of self-healing. Yoga Nidra is a pratyahara technique in which the distractions of the mind are contained and the mind is relaxed." Satyananda Saraswati
sound healing meditation
harmonising body and mind
For thousands of years sound has been used in ancient cultures to shift the mind to higher states of awareness and to promote overall wellbeing. Body-mind are submerged in vibrations attuning to the harmonising frequencies produced by the handmade Tibetan singing bowls. Brain waves slow down affecting every cell in the body, shifting the whole being into a state of ease. Energy is moved through the seven energy centres or chakras (base, navel, solar plexus, heart, throat,
eyebrow centre, crown) releasing blockages on a physical and energetical level. Sound is a wonderful tool to experience the transformative power of meditation.
"There is no system in the body, that is not affected by sound, music and vibration. You can look at disease as a form of disharmony and ease as harmony." Mitchell Gaynor
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Hatha Yoga // 7:25pm - 8:25pm
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Hatha Yoga // 12:10am - 1:10pm
Airport Fitness and Wellness in Kloten
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A private session is especially tailored to embrace your uniqueness. Wether you like to focus on learning certain techniques or developing your personal sādhana (spiritual practise), need a relaxing and recovering time out from daily challenges or prefer to practise in the comfort of your own home. This setting gives you the benefit of receiving full attention and practising in a personal and safe environment with concentration and serenity. A private session can be one on one or for two and more, at your home or in a practise place of your wish.
Workshops, retreats and development courses offer time and space to experience and deepen body-mind practices in a loving and relaxed atmosphere.
meeting Robin Caratsch
Robin believes in blissful balance for resilience, integrity and creativity. Balancing the two opposing yet complementing systems ("fight and flight"/"rest and digest") of body-mind creates resilience (being able to cope with daily situations) integrity (harmonising body-mind) and creativity (creating from a place of inspiration and innate wisdom). Dedicated to the conscious development of body and mind towards a state of ease and balance, Robin combines all that she has learned, various practises to explore and expand the body-mind connection and sees studying and sharing yoga as a devotional practise.
Robin is a certified RYT 500hr Hatha Yoga teacher with further training in Satyananda Yoga Nidra®, Therapeutical Asanas and Sound Healing Meditation. She started her journey in 2010 with a dynamic vinyasa flow yoga until she got introduced to the practise of integral yoga in which she has found a holistic system integrable into daily life. She has been teaching since 2015 and continues being a student in the realms of spiritual practises and intuitive body work. The curiousity for existence and all that is brought her to the studies of philosophy and spirituality from various cultures.
2019 Jun - 2020 Feb // Therapeutical Asanas PMA Series 1-3 and Surya Namaskara (module 1) - Samatvam
2019 Mar // Sound Healing Meditation - Michaela Diamanti AUS
2018 Nov - 2019 Aug // Satyananda Yoga Nidra® (module 3) - Samatvam
2018 Apr - Mar // Hatha Yoga RYT 300hr - Rishikesh Yogpeeth Abhayaranya
2016 Nov // Introduction to Satyananda Yoga - Satyananda Yoga Academy AUS
2015 Aug // Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga RYT 200hr - Power of Now Oasis Bali